About Us – FAQ (TESOL)


TESOL Programme

1. What is Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)?

TESOL is a 6 month part time course teaching the participants English Language and the necessary methods of teaching it. This covers 4 modules: Language Theory, Language Teaching Methodology, Linguistics & Language Teaching and Classroom Planning & Organization.

2. What type of exams are provided in TESOL?

1st to 4th Module: Assignment-based with Tutor guidance

Peer Teaching: A candidate implements his or her 30-minute lesson plan to a group of live students which may be made up of their peers.

3. What other education or English programmes can I take after Diploma in TESOL?

You can proceed taking the Masters in TESOL. You can also pursue a Degree/ Masters in Education, specializing in Linguistics.

4. I have completed similar subjects in TESOL (under TEFL or CELTA) from other schools can I skip or be exempted in these subjects in the Diploma programme?

You need to send your transcript to us. G I G will then liase with London Teacher Training College on possible module exemptions and will advise you accordingly. You need to undergo the required modules and complete them.

5. What is the difference between CELTA, TEFL and IELTS?

Certificate in English Language Teaching Adults (CELTA) is a Certificate and a common requirement for those who wish to have English Teaching Qualification. It is more on teaching English as a foreign language.

Teaching English as Foreign Language (TEFL) is an extension of the CELTA Cert. The programme is basically teaching students, whose English is not their first language. The teaching is normally done in their own country. This helps teachers to travel to countries open to learn the English language.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a standardised test of English language proficiency

6. Are there other reading materials or resources the Centre provides aside from the TESOL course materials?

Yes. Students can also use language books authored by Jeremy Harmer and Jim Scrivener.